3D Printing As Replicator

By on April 16th, 2008 in blog

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Steve Puma posts his thoughts on the future of 3D Printing, and envisions a Star Trek-ish direction. We agree, since the predicted widespread personal manufacturing technology of five years from now will become a fertile field for entrepreneurs to develop all manner of solutions and services. As Steve points out there are energy implications as well:

But what if the customer could simply “print-out” the product at home, in one piece, instead of assembling it? If this is combined with dematerialization in the design of the product, then it is easy to see how these efficiencies will begin to build upon each other to create an exponential reduction in the energy and materials used, and wastes generated, over traditional manufacturing and transportation processes.


By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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